The Best Christmas Light Switch-On Events Taking Place In Yorkshire This Month

The Best Christmas Light Switch-On Events Taking Place In Yorkshire This Month

While Christmas events faced mass cancellations last year, the festivities are finally back – with only two Yorkshire locations cancelling their events. From huge events with celebrity appearances, to low-key local switch-ons, here’s our guide to the Yorkshire Christmas Lights switch-ons taking place this year.

1. Hull

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When’s it on?

18th November.

Where will it take place?

Queen Victoria Square, around a giant Christmas tree.

What’s the details?

Entertainment starts at 5pm, and the switch-on will take place at 6.45pm.

Expect music from local artists and a short firework display to celebrate the start of the festive season in Hull.

2. Bradford

When’s it on?

13th November.

Where will it take place?

The event will take place at The Broadway.

What’s the details?

Jake Quickenden will perform live at the event, with an acoustic set at 5.10pm. Lights will switch on at 6.30pm, however, there’ll be tons more entertainment to enjoy, including a performance from Tinchy Stryder at 6pm and appearances throughout the day from Frozen‘s Anna and Elsa.

3. Wakefield

When’s it on?

19th-21st November.

Where will it take place?

The Cathedral and The Ridings.

What’s the details?

While it won’t be your traditional switch-on event, guests will be able to awe over Wakefield’s stunning Christmas lights, with a wonderful installation taking place at the Cathedral. The piece will feature a fantastic combination of light and sound projected onto the cathedral, alongside activities such as Santa’s Grotto, face painting and live music.

Additionally, the actual switch-on will take place at The Ridings, between 12pm and 5pm.

4. Sheffield

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When’s it on?

21st November.

Where will it take place?

Both the Town Hall square and Barker’s Pool.

What’s the details?

Expect fairground rides, live music, street performers and more around the city, amplifying the Christmas markets that are already open.

5. Malton

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When’s it on?

26th November.

Where will it take place?

In the Market Place.

What’s the details?

The free event will boast brass bands, carol singers and more, with the switch on taking place between 3.50pm and 4.45pm.

6. Hessle

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When’s it on?

26th November.

Where will it take place?

The Square, The Weir and Prestongate.

What’s the details?

The event will boast a Christmas market, with over 30 stalls and lights glowing across a number of streets.

7. Beverley

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When’s it on?

19th November.

Where will it take place?

Flemingate.

What’s the details?

Expect live performances, a laser light show, festive drinks at BarTipi, food stalls and an appearance from Father Christmas. The event will take place from 5-8pm.

Cancelled:

  • York
  • Leeds

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